Plovmand (6133) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF. Black as the night with a brown head. Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts in aroma. Flavour is licorice, coffee, sweet malts and it ends up very warm and alcoholic. Will cellar into a monster of a beer Im sure.
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 Bottle @ EBF 2008. Dark chocolate in the aroma. The flavor also has dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol and a touch of varnish. Satisfyingly balanced, in spite of the alcohol.
Bottle @ home. The darkest of dark colored. Malt, dark chocolate, dried fruit and mocha in the aroma. Full bodied, very alcoholic. Roasted malt, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate, raisin, dried red fruit in the flavor. Some roastbitterness in the aftertaste. Very powerful beer, not a marvel of balance, but rich and tasty.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 <i>Bottled, EBF</i>
Pitch black, small expresso head. Strong aroma of coffee beans and alcohol. Strong, overwhelming alcohol. Behind that licorice, coffee, dark malts and a bit of sweetness. Very powerful beer. Too alcoholic, but has lots of ageing potential. (7/4/7/3/14 3.5)
(Re-rated at home, bottle 7780) Lots of licorice, too much alcohol. Some roasted coffee and tobacco. Also similar liquid tyre elements than in Mikkeller Black. No yeast in the bottle. (6/4/7/2/13 3.2)
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at EBF 2008.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Alcoholic aroma of liquorice, dried fruits and fruits.
Alcoholic flavour of liquorice, chocolate and dried fruits.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
Still too young and alcoholic.
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@EBF 2008. Sinfully black. Low chocolate head. Big vinous aroma of roasted dark malts, strong coffee, alcohol-soaked dark fruits, licorice and wood. Much of the same flavorwise, complex and packed. Taste feels a bit raw and unmature, does probably need some aging. Fat body. Thick, oily alcoholic mouthfeel. Sweet malty, bitterish ending.
sunevdj (3041) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ European Beerfestival 2008. Pours an opaque black with a very small light brown head. Smells of alcohol. Sweet maltyness. Aromas of burnt malts, dark chocolate and a hint of raisins. Also some residual sugars. Sticky mouthfeel. Dry alcohol warming finish.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@EBF2008. Pitch black colour, not much head. Aroma is wood, smoke, alcohol, salted licorice and a lot of caramel malts. Flavour is much the same, but will probably be better and more mellow if kept for some time. Will be interesting to see if this gets better than the first edition.
ekstedt (5085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Draught at EBF 2008. Black with medium beige head. Sugary and alcoholic, with some burnt coffee notes. Heavy bodied and smooth. Quite sweet with a sticky alcohol burn.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2010 This is the second time I had the beer - now it is 1½ year older that it was the first time. Aroma of coffee, caramel and alcohol. Same with the flavor great beer.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
strong alcoholic barreled beer aroma,
black, brown head,
storng alcoholic flavor, also licorice, coffee, roasted stuff.